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Old 03 June 2010, 15:27   #1
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Willard 730 Stern Bracket help

I'm looking to put a Armstrong bracket on a willard 730 and wanted to know if anybody had any experience doing it and good or bad story's. Looking to run 2x150 suzukis.
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Old 04 June 2010, 11:42   #2
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You'd probably have more luck on one of the offshore sportfishing forums. Those guys will do anything to get a bit of an edge on the competition, er, fishing buddies.

Might try TheHullTruth or FishSniffer for starters; I am not familiar with the East Coast forums.


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I've retrofitted Armstrong brackets on two Zodiac-Hurricane 640's as well as a newbuild 45' catamaran and they're good stuff, you can't go wrong....

Just make sure to get the vertical placement correct to work with your particular motor lengths. I would recommend XL (25") shafts if going to twin configuration or XXL (30") if going single.

Zodiac-Hurricane built their own twin engine transom bracket to retrofit on some I/O specwar 733's, this is the one that ended up on the CZ7....

Hopefully, Sunrider will chime in, this is one of his areas of expertise...
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I bought Sunrider's 733 with the bracket. It's about 3 weeks from being splashed... I'll keep you posted.
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Thanks for the input! How about it Sunrider?
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I've never mounted or used an Armstrong bracket so can't offer anything in that regard. I chose a full buoyancy transom extension to offset some of the outboard weight.
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Here's an update on my "poor man's" CZ7. It's a former US Navy Hurricane 733 mid i/o that now has a transom bracket and twin 150 two strokes like the CZ7.

19 Pitch Props (damaged)

3500 rpm 35 mph
4000 rpm 40 mph
4500 rpm 45 mph
5000 rpm 50 mph wot 100 gallons and 2 on board.

One engine only

4000 rpm 33 mph

4700 wot 37 mph full fuel 3 pob

Not sure if a 4 stroke 150 would get it to perform as well on one engine.
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Any pictures you can share? What type of bracket did you use? Im building 2 willard 730's going to put 175's on them
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I have a pdf of the Zodiac designed transom bracket - should fit the 733 and also the Willard 730. If anyone would like a copy email me directly at sunrider@lisco.com and I'll send it in reply.
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